Good Start to the Week

July 16, 2008 · 6 comments

So far so good in my quest to achieve my goal of losing two pounds this week. Monday I was about as good as I can be, Tuesday I was good until dinner, then we went out for my wife’s birthday to where the kids wanted to go - Buffalo Wild Wings. While I did eat more chips and wings than I should have I was happy that I was able to box the entire wrap sandwich that I ordered, and that I didn’t even eat it at home for a late night snack - that was lunch for today.

Today I ran/walk another 4.1 miles (can’t wait until I feel OK to just write run but when you are putting up 15 minute/mile paces you do a lot of walking) and did Day Two of Week Three of the hundred pushups challenge. I had an afternoon snack, got home about 6:00 and ran right away, getting back around 7:00. I wasn’t super hungry and there wasn’t anything made so I tried a new whey protein powder shake I have been meaning to try and it worked out real well. It’s got some staying power - here it is almost midnight and I’m still not hungry.

Just got to keep it up for a few more days. With my 8.2 miles logged this week that is already the third highest total I’ve racked up in a week since I started keeping track. My eating is pretty good, and I’ve got few distractions this week.

The effort is there, but will the scale show the results?

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P90X Reviews July 17, 2008 at 6:39 am

Way to start the week off John. Gotta stay away from those chips and wings though. :)

Just subscribed and will be following your progress…

Daniel July 17, 2008 at 8:40 am

hi john!

I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of days, and have subscribed, mostly because you’re in exactly the same boat I am! I’ve been dieting since 2/15, and so far have gone from 314 to 258.

one thing that was a HUGE help for me was not only writing down everything I eat, and daily weigh-ins, but a weekly measuring. I do a tape measure around the bicep, chest, stomach, waist, thigh and calves.

especially with strength training, and the increase in walking and biking, I found that there were 2 and 3 weeks at a time where the scale number never budged, but the measurements changed by a whole lot. it definitely helped me to stay on track, even when the scale said I was dead in the water.

great blog! keep up the good work, brother!

Thanks for stopping by! Always good to hear from other men (nothing against you ladies!) following the same journey.

Vilma July 17, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Way to go John! I think you are doing a great job… just keep at it and take it one day at a time. Scale results will start showing soon. I’m sure your life is being enriched in other areas and don’t forget the inches & pant’o'meter as well. Those count too.

~ Vilma :)

Yep, the pants-o-meter is definitely something I track.

Lisa Newton July 17, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Great work. You’re ahead of me in the “run/walk” category as I’m only a walker (although a race walker, but walker none the less…………………:).

Just a Vilma noted, the scale isn’t the only measuring tool. In fact, as long as you know you’re doing well, I’m all in favor of giving the scale a rest every once in a while.

What about you?

Everyone is unique in this regard - for me, it is best for me to look at the scale every day and record every week. This does not work for everyone. I find myself sliding if I don’t do this.

Andrew is getting fit July 17, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Sounds like you are right back on track John.

It sounds like your run/walks are going great too. Keep it up!

Israel July 17, 2008 at 6:12 pm

Good stuff, you are doing better than me at the moment. keep it up and the results will show.

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